Meet Tesla’s latest gadget: A home charging station that looks as futuristic as a Porsche hard drive from the early 2010s.
The Cybervault seems to be a Tesla Wall Connector in a decidedly Cybertruck-inspired case, and boy does it look tough in a promo video posted by Tesla on Weibo. The device is “tailor-made for the Chinese market,” an auto-translation of Tesla’s product page reads, and the vibe is silly hypermasculinity, just like Tesla’s delayed truck.
Tesla says the charging system includes a cable that detaches from the box and can be used on-the-go, but the protective shell seems like the star of this show. The automaker’s teaser clip shows the case boldly withstanding dust, water, a big rubber mallet and even steel balls — perhaps the same kind that defeated the Cybertruck’s windows in a 2019 product demo, Teslarati points out.
Per Google’s auto-translation, Tesla says Cybervault is a “single-phase 220V charging device, compatible with all Tesla models, and the corresponding charging performance is 32A/7KW.” The charger weighs 13 kilograms (around 28.5 lbs) and its cable is 6 meters long, according to the site.
The page adds that the device comes with installation included and “supports plug-and-play charging, scheduled charging/departure on time and other charging experiences.” It’s priced at an equivalent of roughly $800 USD.